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Poster: KKK Video Date: Jun 2, 2007 3:23pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: A Copyright Question

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This post was modified by Eva Vikstrom on 2008-02-07 09:41:13

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-06-02 22:23:29

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Jun 2, 2007 10:50am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

Hello Eva. That is a very good question. First the famous words, "I am not a lawyer". Please take my comments with a grain of salt. The first question would be where the original for the clip came from. A slow, unaltered zoom from a public domain movie might be safe. I doubt the clip came from a new book or photo. We all know that is probably a big no no. My next thought would be, is the art in guestion in a public or private museum open to the public? A private museum will be more likely to have copyright issues. Even a public library or museum may have issues if they are displaying a private collection. I love the local parks for video, but if I go into a private park that is open to the public, I must have written permission to use the footage. When in doubt, I try not to use the material. Too bad everything in the world doesn't have a CC tag on it so we could easily know how to legally share it. The rights to a certain image, at a certain angle may be public domain (perhaps an image taken decades ago) The museum may have bought the painting since and now they exercise tight copyright control of all "New Material". A photo taken from a new angle will look different and the museum may use this control to raise revenue. That is the bad part about the old copyright system. You have to have a law degree to have any understanding of what is legal, and even then YOU CAN BE WRONG. My impression is Mr. Price has a pretty good grasp of copyright law. I suspect he has good reason to think he is using material in the public domain. Lets hope he is correct.

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Poster: KKK Video Date: Feb 7, 2008 1:42am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

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This post was modified by Eva Vikstrom on 2008-02-07 09:42:30

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Jun 2, 2007 2:49pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

Not being a lawyer - I don't have a clue. Sorry!

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Poster: Arensky Date: Jun 2, 2007 3:39pm
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

It was from a wiki post. No problem.

Now if I had taken it from a book, that would be a different matter -- and I never take anything from a museum. The main reason that museums do not like you taking pictures within their walls is the sudden brightness of a strobe light has been known to damage a painting (over time, if you want to believe that. Personally, I think a photographer would disturb other patrons and violate the worshipful ambiance when you go to a museum where the "masters" are displayed. You can't take a painting that is public domain and copyright it in your name -- unless you put it in a different setting -- like an encyclopedia with a caption attached. And that also applies to Museum catalogs. At least, that was the way it was explained to me by a museum curator that I knew well.

I just made that clip of "Off With Their Heads" Henry to raise it on the flagpole and see if anyone saluted. I use stuff like that all the time and have never run into any trouble before.

Does anyone else have any comments. Alexis?

Ed

This post was modified by Arensky on 2007-06-02 22:39:44

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Poster: KKK Video Date: Feb 7, 2008 1:38am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

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This post was modified by Eva Vikstrom on 2008-02-07 09:38:09

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Poster: Arensky Date: Jun 3, 2007 3:08am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

The words "classic" and "masterpiece" are reflections in the eye of the beholder. If purism dictated the selection of images and clips included in documentaries and other films, there would be few such movies made. There would be no art history documentaries like the excellent "Michelangelo" or popular films like "That's Entertainment" or "The Golden Age Of Comedy". Ken Burns would be out of business along with The Discovery Channel, PBS, the BBC, The History Channel, and The Learning Channel.

However, in the interest of harmony, I will no longer post anything else like the Henry VIII clip nor excepts and clips from any other movies -- only my own stuff.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Feb 7, 2008 7:53am
Forum: stock_footage Subject: Re: A Copyright Question

Why is Eva replacing all her posts with lines? Who pissed her off this time? I want answers and I expect a full report on my desk by 1700.

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